Caffeine Made Me Crazy

While reports continue to roll in on the rise of anxiety disorders in our nation, I personally continue to be a firm believer that the rise of caffeine and energy drinks is closely related.  Starbucks, Red Bull, 5 Hour Energy, Monster, and a myriad of other energy drinks are slammed into every supermarket, gas station, … [Read more…]

The Power Of Hello

I look back over the course of my career and I notice that there are really only a handful of managers that I remember fondly and would consider them to be a “good boss.” Sometimes it’s difficult to identify what makes them stand out as a successful leader so I took some time to ponder … [Read more…]

How Do You Like Your Banana?

I probably have a slight OCD tendency when it comes to bananas.  They have to be just right before I eat them, or I’m grossed out.  I call it getting in the Banana Zone. The banana has to be not-too-green or it tastes like hard grass.  But if it’s even really started having any brown spots … [Read more…]

Learning to Kneel

Prayer Journal

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s normal to reflect on the past year…see the blunders, celebrate the successes, and evaluate how to do better next year.  There’s something usually exciting about a new beginning as it is a blank slate, a new sheet of paper with a sharp pencil on top…waiting to be written. … [Read more…]

SI Joint Dysfunction – A Few Screws Loose

People who suffer from SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction know that it can be a real pain in the butt. Literally. I like to tell people my son ruined my pelvis.  I know it sounds terrible, but it’s really not far from the truth.  The pain in my lower right back/buttock started when I was about … [Read more…]

I Interviewed Naked

Inspired by Shelley Brown’s “Naked” and Sarah Elkins‘ post “Exposed”. “You’re not good enough.” “You might as well go home now, they’ll never hire you.” “You suck.” When I hear those thoughts in my head, I know I’m about to win big. I remember the day well.  My 2008 red Volkswagen Jetta was parked in the … [Read more…]

Stop To Smell The Poo

Toddlers.  Never thought I would have one of my own and never thought one could teach me so much about adulthood.  I have a 15-month-old son who has just learned to walk in the past couple of months.  He is in that not-a-baby-anymore-but-not-quite-a-little-boy stage, which is incredibly adorable.  It can also be frustrating when every pot, … [Read more…]

Free Your Soul From Evil Applicant Tracking Systems

In today’s day and age, Applicant Tracking Systems are a necessary evil in the quest to get hired. As a recruiter, I have to deal with them daily. While I’m sure it’s “unprofessional”,  someone really needs to say it… Applicant Tracking Systems suck. There, I said it. But you probably already knew that. If you’ve … [Read more…]